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this is the video of an incident on a johnston school bus last week. the bus driver - now charged with assault - loses his temper and goes after a student with special needs. tonight... that student tells us what happened. good evening, i'm sonya heitshusen and i'm dan winters that video of the incident was posted online shortly after it happened. the driver...61-year-old robert charged with assault and child endangerment. the student...christian suarez.... opened up about the incident for the first time tonight - you saw it live on the channel 13 news at five... channel 13's aaron brilbeck was at the press conference...and
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12:42 then he stopped at price chopper i threw a book at him then he came he pulled by the ear and i punched him he told punch me again i dare you.13:02
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hazmat crews were called to an urbandale business today because of a suspicious package. authorities say a woman found a package with a mysterious powder inside. when she tried to wash it off her hand... she told authorities her hands started to tingle. after investigating, crews determined that the substance was clearasil....a form of face wash. employees were allowed to return to work after crews determined there was no real danger. urbandale crews were also called to a gas leak. it happened at the intersection of 100th and douglas around noon. authorities say people started calling them after they smelled gas
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coming from a construction site. the intersection shut down for a short time while crews repaired the damage. an early morning crash sent a motorcyclist to the hospital this morning. des moines police say the cyclist and a van collided at the intersection of 34- th and university around 7-30. there's no word on the extent of the cyclists injuries... and so for no citations have been issued. the city clerk of defiance is accused of stealing the towns' money. the state auditor's office released a report saying kristin wagner nearly 11-thousand dollars out of from the town's bank account. an investigation found that she used the money to buy personal items and pay bills between march 12-th of 2013 and april 30-th of 2015. according to court records wagner was charged back on april 27-th for theft. she has plead not guilty....her trial is scheduled for january 12-th. the windsor heights city council voted last night to do away with a proposal to merge with the clive fire department. officials say residents and business owners urged the council to vote against the proposal...
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taxes. the city will now look into hiring more fire fighters. the mayor of knoxville says moving a controversial soldier's memorial out of a city park and onto private property across the street is a "win-win." 23:33:10--26 'were still honoring that piece of art. you know, that memorial its right across the street and the citys not facing litigation of possible millions of dollars that we have to be at risk with potential lawsuit.' the city council voted 3-2 last night to have this memorial moved from young's park to private property. you can see just how the vote broke down. a washington d-c based organization threatened to sue the city if the silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a cross was not removed. they claims having the cross in the park is a violation of separation of church and state. people in town say they are upset by the decision. 23:45:47--54 'the majority of the voters in knoxville and the residents of
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knoxville obviously wanted the silhouette to stay.' 23:42:29--45 'it hasnt anything to do with churches. its about the people. its about staying free. its not a political issue. its not anything to do with church and state. its about the fact that we gave our sons to die so that we can stay free.' the cross is scheduled to be moved after veterans day. in less than two months, health care services for one in six iowans could change. today, a group of state lawmakers met to get an update on the preparations for the "medicaid modernization". channel 13's jannay towne was there and has the story.. bolkcom 19:10:33 i don't know what the rush is mathis 19:15:16 this is a mess. the only thing we have is time with this. we have to give them some time. 24 the state is up against a january first start date to privatize medicaid services for 560-thousand iowans. titus
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17:40:24 you're right, we have an aggressive schedule. as you all know, this is not first venture in the world of managed care 35 for this latest venture, d-h-s has held public hearings, meetings and sent out mailers. but iowans trying to enroll will find that many providers have yet to sign up. deputy director sally titus admits the process is evolving.. titus 18:37:37 we fully expect that you will see a trend of increasing participation by providers so if you went out today, i suspect you would see a very different picture than what you would see in three weeks 47 clark 18:53:07 we've got some confusing information and some disorganized details. kelsey clark with the iowa behavioral health association says providers are being put in no-win situation.. they're being asked to sign up without knowing how much they'll be paid for their services... clark 18:52:41 we get a little nervous that when too much is transitioned too quickly, mistakes get made
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bolkcom 19:09:26 it's pretty clear that we are not ready to move ahead. senator joe bolkcom made a motion to delay the start of the plan back to july first.. but it was met with resistance. fry 19:00:54 we are outside our bounds according to what the legislation states with your motion on the floor. i don't hear a change in law and i don't hear a change in rule 05 and following a vote along party lines... nats 19:16:31 the motion fails.. and despite growing concerns, iowa's plan to privatize medicaid is moving ahead.. supporters of privatizing medicaid say it will result in a savings of 51-million dollars for the state. the plan still needs federal approval. medicaid recipients can expect to receive enrollment packets and more information later this month. a new presidential poll shows that hillary clinton has
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reasserted her dominance here in iowa. and tonight she will look to build on that momentum. after the break the controversial topic she is expected to tackle while at grinnell college. the fog cleared out late morning and the sun quickly returned over central iowa. temperatures warmed into the low 70s with all the sunshine. tonight skies will be mainly clear with temperatures dipping back into the 60s and 50s by morning. wednesday looks to be another mild day with more sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. the iowa football team is looking to become 9-and-oh for only the second time in team history. how the hawkeyes are preparing for
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hillary clinton's campaign has been surging in recent weeks... a new survey from public policy polling shows she has support from 57-percent of iowa democrats. that puts her more than 30 points ahead of her closest competitor, bernie sanders. clinton is in iowa trying to find even more support across the state. this afternoon clinton held a town hall meeting in coralville. tonight she will be answering questions from people at grinnell college. that's where political director dave price joins us now live.... if there's such a thing as momentum when you're still three months from the caucuses, hillary clinton has it for the democrats. she was widely praised for her last debate peformance, vice president joe biden said he won't be running against her, two other democrats dropped out...and she's dominated the field in three straight polls in iowa. she's also out with a new ad
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epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries. between 88 and 92 people a day are killed by guns we're better than this. the ad's more about its theme...rather than specifics. but clinton knows the democratic base wants changes in gun laws. she also knows bernie sanders...her chief opponent...could be vulnerable among some for not being strong enough on gun changes. that's already led to tension between the two camps. sanders has said people can't just shout about gun changes. that won't bring change. clinton fired back with implications sanders is being sexist by saying she shouldn't shout about this. sanders denies that of course. either way, guns have become a
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topic. and clinton's supposed to talk about the topic here within the hour. the iowa caucus is still a few months away...but there are several local elections tonight. here in des moines...the mayor's seat and three city council seats are up for grabs. polls are open until 8 so you still have time to vote. tune in tonight at 10 for the results. the city of des moines is campaigning to host a major track event. representatives from the junior olympic track and field championships visited the city today. des moines is a finalist to host the event in 2017. city officials say it would bring in more than 6-thousand athletes and
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million dollars for the local economy. a site judge says there is one characteristic that sets des moines apart from other places. harold martin 4:22 well the people here...they're very nice folks and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable 4:32 2017 is already a very busy year. des moines is also hosting the l-p-g-a
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if you think we can grow our economy while ignoring climate change, think again. america's most innovative companies are already moving to clean energy using existing technology to improve their bottom line. now we need a plan to help businesses and families across america to save money on electricity and create millions of new jobs. it all starts with 50% clean energy by 2030.
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skies will stay mostly clear to partly cloudy and temperatures will drop to the 60s and then 50s overnight. another mainly sunny day is expected for wednesday with
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finally crosses the state on thursday. it will bring more clouds and some rain thursday afternoon and evening. totals look to range from less than a quarter inch to 3/4". friday will be breezy and cooler and highs will stay
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the hawkeyes are about to play a team that hasn't won a game in the big ten,
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yet many people think indiana is iowa's biggest obstacle to a perfect regular season. michael
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the college football playoff rankings are being released on a nationally televised show right now. this afternoon, i asked kirk ferentz how much of the show he plans to watch. his answer: zero. here's what he missed. #1 clemson, lsu 2nd, big ten's ohio state third, and alabama, with a loss, is #4. iowa comes in at #9, so only one higher than the hawkeyes ranking. 8 and oh hawkeyes at dangerous 4-4 indiana saturday.
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and shout out to pella christian's levi jungling. he set a new all time best single season receiving record, 16 hundred 2 yards. when the kansas city royals won the city's first major championship in 30 years, royals fans partied. and they haven't stoppped. look at the turnover for today's celebration in kansas city. an estimated 800 thousand fans turned out, and that's in a city of 470,000. kids didn't even have to go to school today. we have more local reaction from des
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dear future, sailed through that diaper stage, learned to walk, and i'm reading like a third-grader.
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but now it's time to go out into the world. and from what i hear, it's not all toys and games out there. will you look out for me, future? you can ride my new bike. two iowa parents are turning to an alternative treatment to help their autistic children. how the therapy works...who is offering it...and why it's not covered by insurance. our jannay towne will have that
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jeb bush was a very strong governor, probably the strongest governor in the history of the state of florida. he was a young guy and i think there were some folks in the legislature that thought they might be able to run over him. that didn't happen. one tax cut wasn't enough- he had to do more. it wasn't enough to have 15,000 kids with school choice in florida, he wanted to have 100,000 kids. if he didn't like a project, it was going to be vetoed. it didn't matter if you were a republican. it didn't matter if you were his best friend. he said: 'this is where we're going, this is how we're going to reform state government...' every politician comes in talking about making change, and generally there's not much change. but governor bush made a lot of changes. he got the nickname veto corleone. if he saw something in the budget that he thought violated his conservative principles, you could guarantee it was gonna get whacked. he vetoed a bunch of my stuff and i was the senate president. the message to washington, d.c., is 'get ready...' because there will be change.
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